Resorts in Wayanad are increasingly becoming popular among tourists. One of the reasons for their popularity might be the visitors' aversion to tall buildings in lands verging forests. Establishments such as large hotels usually housed in tall structures for the sake of management conveniences and fast service do not have much scope in Wayanad as tourists come here with time in their hands. Once a village trek or a drive through the forest highway is over the visitor and his friend or family ideally seeks refuge in the resort of his choice.
It is in providing the refuge of sorts that the resort succeeds. Resorts with a large outlay of land must carefully plan good landscaping with emphasis on providing the guests with in-campus-camping outdoors that should include hygienic world class cook-outs, enclosed warm pools, outdoor games such as tennis, shuttle badminton courts, volleyball, basket ball etc. Resorts can play hosts to seminars and residential courses held in the open yards. Resorts can become venues for MICE programs. (meetings, incentive-linked events, conferences, entertainment)
Care must be exercised in preserving ecology and complying with strict self imposed conservation-recycling of resources both fresh and used. The gated security, without compromise on privacy , will certainly provide a sense of well being and care for feeling to the residents. The tourist should not have to go out of the precincts of the resort seeking food, fun or shopping to a limited extent.
In sum the resort must impress the visitor as an integrated self contained entity ready to meet the basic and sophisticated needs of the guest. Such facilities should attract well trained personnel in all departments of the hospitality and marketing segments.